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Riad Dollar Des Sables

13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa | Laksour Smarinne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #183 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014
Octavio E London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great hotel! Very, very friendly staff! Helped us and made breakfast and dinner one evening. The only downside is that the physical location is a little confusing to get to--would recommend getting someone from the hotel to show the way.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Absolutely the best part of our stay in Marrakech! A beautiful place, filled with the friendliest staff I have so far come across in any hotel, anywhere. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay interesting, safe and comfy which was massively appreciated after the initially daunting experience of the windy souk mayhem in the midst of which... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I don't know that I can recommend this riad enough. It was perfect. The location is perfect, in the souk and easy to find after a couple trips in and out. But the real jewel here is the amazing staff. Mouna is a fantastic cook. Eat dinner here every night if you can. Ali is the friendliest person in all... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

What really made my stay at Riad Dollar des Sables wonderful was that the staff were all so great; always very helpful and just genuinely friendly! As a female visiting Marrakesh alone the trip was made very easy with the airport pick up and even day trips organised by the Riad staff. And it was lovely to come back in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This very well located Riad certainly ticked all the right boxes for me. I came here in late October with two friends and enjoyed every minute of it! I recommend booking the airport transfer as it would be very difficult to find yourself for the first time although having said that once you have got your bearings it is less... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend at the Riad Dollar Des Sables and wouldn't think twice about staying there again. The hotel is located off of one of the main souks and a short walk to the main square. Because the hotel is located in the center of the medina, it makes for a great place to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our time in Marrakech was a wonderful experience for our family. The Riad Dollar Des Sables only enhanced our time in Morocco. We loved the staff, the ambience, and the day trips - that the riad also assisted in organizing for our group of nine. One day we went to the Atlas mountains - beautiful experience. Another day we travel... More

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Malaga, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Four of us stayed for 5 nights at Riad Dollar des Sables. The situation off the Place Jemaa el Fna, through the souk and down some rabbit warren alleyways was quite excitng. However an easy to interpret plan larger than a business card would have been useful. The Riad courtyard was charming and the slighty scruffy roof terrace was a... More

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CathMarrakechmedina, Propriétaire at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

I'm very surprised and a bit disappointed to read this review...I'm very surprised as these 2 couples staid at the Riad, at the same time as a group of 8 american guests, coming for a whole week! As you can see ,according to their review ,this group of eight people, of all generations appreciated their stay ,my house and what... More

london
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Everything you read about this Riad being prefect is true. The staff could not have been more helpful, The Riad was wonderfully peacefull and yet less than a minute from the markets and a few minutes from the main square, The breakfast was served in a lovely airy room and we had a meal in the evening which was simply... More

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CathMarrakechmedina, Propriétaire at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Hello from a sunny day in Marrakech! Just wanted to thank you for the nice review you took time to leave here. I will tell my team ! I hope to welcome you another time, and help you to discover more of Marrakech's surroundings... Kind regards, Cathy More

Ballycastle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Cathy (the owner) and her staff were incredibly helpful and wonderful. We didn't even need a guidebook because they had amazing advice for us daily! Cathy was also able to offer us two day excursions out of the city, which were just a portion of the extras they can provide. My sister-in-law and I both had the traditional hamman done... More

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CathMarrakechmedina, Propriétaire at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany and family, Just a few words to thank you warmly for the very kind review you wrote..I will transmit to my team, I promise! Say Hello to your family and kiss the children for us! Cheers, Cathy More

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Address: 13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa | Laksour Smarinne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#71 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad Dollar des Sables is a nice traditional guest house of 6 rooms ( 3 doubles, 2 twins and a very romantic Suite for two and can be transformed into a triple with an extra charge ). The ideal location inside the Medina allows you to explore the city easily. The Riad is located at the entrance of the main Souk,called "Smarinnne" and the famous Square "Jema el Fna" only at a 2 minutes walk. Upon arrival, we recommend you to book our airport pick up, especially by night , to avoid the fake guides; we can also meet you at the Square , or pick you up at the airport, for an extra charge (220 Dhirams :2 guests or 150 Dhirams for 1 guest) so don't hesitate to contact me , giving me your flight details so that I can arrange this service with my private driver.Our driver will drop you at jema el fna Square within 10 minutes, and we will be there to meet you. As soon as you get inside the House , you will be touched by the enchanting atmosphere of Riad Dollar des Sables. The whole staff is welcoming you with a smile, and a special attention : coloured candles, fresh roses petals at your feet, delicate flavor in the air and oriental music..just to make you feel in the mood and comfortable.Passing through the corridor, you will discover the peaceful courtyard and its fountain made of traditional mosaics.On its terrace, Riad Dollar des Sables offers a relaxing and traditional Hammam ( run with wood) and massages for a very good price;First, you will be invited to share with me (Cathy) a sweet refreshing mint tea and moroccan pastries.As I'm living all year long in Marrakesh since 2006, I know quite well the city and shall be happy to share with you my experience , giving you all the useful information and good adresses to enjoy your stay .We shall give you a map to sign the main monuments to visit or restaurants around. We can also provide moroccan meals at the Riad and cooking class with my cook Mouna; ... more   less 
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